known in order to treat them with the right substance. In such
cases, it must be considered that some 90 percent of all stains on
textile flooring can be removed with water – without the addition
of chemicals – because they are caused by beverages or dirt from
This is why they should first be treated with water or a
free cleaner based on a complexing agent. This is
advisable if the stain cannot be visually identified.
The use of surfactant-containing stain removal agents often leads
to resoiling when the surface is walked on (anthracite gray stains
that later reappear on the same place). Fundamentally, stains
treated with surfactant-containing stain removal agents must be
thoroughly rinsed with clear water after cleaning (preferably by
spray extraction) to prevent resoiling due to remaining residues.
The area to be treated must always be examined in advance for
Very hot liquids (coffee, tea), bleach, substances that contain
dyes (mustard, indelible ink, etc.) as well as
compounds (certain varnishes), can cause permanent,
Suitable stain removal methods are
33the fiber pad method,
33the dab method,
33the rinsing method.
The most efficient method for eliminating many stains is with
fiber/cotton pads (using only water, or water plus tenside-free
cleaning agents). Smaller spots are manually cleaned with fiber
pads or microfiber gloves; larger ones are best removed with a
one-disc machine equipped with a fiber or cotton pad. This method
achieves optimal success with velour as well as loop pile. Cleaning
success with fiber-bonded flooring, however, is relatively
In such cases, rinsing with a small spray extraction machine is
The dabbing method is suitable for all textiles
or textile flooring. Its cleaning success, unfortunately, is only
with fiber-bonded flooring and therefore limited. This
method is a classic method for dealing with spots. Rinsing is
for all waterproof textiles or textile flooring. It is a classic
mechanical cleaning method.
Maintenance cleaning only removes loose dirt (dust, crumbs, sand)
from textile surfaces by vacuuming and vacuum brushing. Over
time, however, adhesive dirt can accumulate and form visible
walk-ways. Interim cleaning removes this type of adhesive dirt
from the surface; deeper-lying particles remain in the flooring.
Interim cleaning is an intensive cleaning method that significantly
improves the appearance of the surface and delays the timepoint
for basic cleaning as long as possible. Interim cleaning removes
sticky dirt from the surface. Relatively good results can even
be achieved on large surfaces of moisture-sensitive flooring or
floor-laying methods. After cleaning, the surfaces should be able
to be used again as quickly as possible without long drying times.
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